Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Prayer Letter Aug-Oct 2010

AUG - OCT 2010
Romans 15:4 says:
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”

Dear Praying Friends,


MOUNT ZION BAPTIST - “This is a real answer to prayer” These words were spoken by Pastor Edenildo’s wife, Socorro, at the Mount Zion Church in Itacoatiara. Several years ago Children of the MCBAIN BAPTIST CHURCH in Michigan began to fill up baby food jars with their offerings to pour the footings for a new church in Brasil. Another couple gave an offering to buy the property and house next to the church. So the church began to pray that God would send someone to help them continue the building of their new church.
The BEULAH BAPTIST CHURCH in Oxford, PA was the answer to those prayers. The Lord laid upon the hearts of 8 men and women to “come over into Macedonia (Amazonia) and help us.”  So, they came and jumped right in to frame and pour columns, and brick up the walls of this church in October.  As friendships were made and communication gaps were overcome (Portuguese) it was an exciting time for both the Mount Zion Church folks, and Beulah Baptist members, working at the construction site.  At the closing service before the group left for the States, hearts were broken and many shed tears as the time came to say, “good-bye.” E-mail addresses were exchanged with the promise that both groups would keep in contact with each other.  We thank the Lord, too, for our Baptist Mid-Mission´s family that helped in different ways with the Beulah Church, and for the many answers to prayers those days.  Again we saw God’s goodness and Grace among us.
MARANATHA - Damaris and I, and John and Robin Proios are setting up for camping programs next year, contacting pastors and workers and reviewing some plans for improvements on the camp property.  We also have material from the Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center in Rosman, NC.  They recently developed  the Camps Abroad program ( with Matt and Ken Collier as a dream of Dr. Kenneth Hay.  Training materials are being prepared in Portuguese, and an effective and vibrant camping program is being planned for early next year.  Pray that the Lord of the Harvest will give us a great and safe camping ministry next year here at the UrubĂș River.  Also there is the possibility of some helpers from the US, too.  You may pray and contact us or Baptist Mid Missions.

Again, we are grateful to you for your support and prayers.  Thank you for participating with us in these ministries here in Brazil.  
Sincerely in Christ for the Amazon,
    Bob and Damaris Lankford 
Ministering in the Amazon with Baptist Mid Missions, PO Box 308011  Cleveland, OH 44130-8011 Phone: (440) 826-3930 - www.bmm.orga